I am Malala

by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick

Reading Age: 13+

Interest level: 13+

by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick

The story of Malala Yousafzai's life is extraordinary and massively life-affirming.


Malala was born in the Swat valley in Pakistan during turbulent times of trouble and terror. Religious fundamentalists tried to deny her and other girls an education. Targeted and shot because of her belief and bravery to stand up against this prejudice, Malala's breath-taking story is shocking, exciting and surprising. 


This is the real life story of one of the most incredible and inspirational young people in the world. Reading this book might just change the way you think and feel. It encourages everyone to stand up for what is right.


Publisher: Hachette Children's Group

About the author

  • Malala Yousafzai

    Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 in the Swat Valley of Pakistan, which she saw transformed from a beautiful and peaceful land to a place of fear and repression under the control of the Taliban. Malala now lives in Birmingham, England. She says she has been given a second life, which she intends to devote to her belief that children everywhere deserve an education. In 2014, she was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.



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